Triptychs and diptychs of beautiful women,

Part II

 

Series: Plants and Trees at all the Famous Places in Edo (Edo meisho kusaki zukushi, 江戸名所草木尽くし)

Robinson: Not listed

Title: Autumn Maples at Eight-view Hill in Shinagawa (Shinagawa Yakei-zaka no momiji, 品川八景坂のもみじ)

Description: Three women in a hilltop teahouse at Shinagawa overlooking Edo bay

Date: 1843-1844

Publisher: Ebi-ya Rinnosuke

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this alternate state without paper lanterns and with a different seal of the publisher Ebi-ya Rinnosuke.

Series: Plants and Trees at all the Famous Places in Edo (Edo meisho somoku zukushi, 江戸名所草木尽くし)

Robinson: Not listed

Title: The Pine-Tree of “Successful Conclusion” (Shubi no Matsu, 首尾の松)

Description: Three beauties in pleasure boats on the Sumida River

Date: 1843-1846 (censor Hama Yahei)

Publisher: Ebi-ya Rinnosuke

Series: Famous Views of Edo (Edo misho no uchi)

Robinson: 157

Title: Kinryûzan in Asakusa

Description:

Date: 1843-1846 (censor Hama Yahei)

Publisher: Tsu (phonetic pronunciation of )

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this alternate state of the above design.  It was published by Arita-ya Seiemon, and the kimono worn by the figure on the left has an entirely different pattern.

Title: The Sixth Month (Mitsuki, み月)

Description: Women watching fireflies in the summertime

Date: c. 1849

Publisher: Izumi-ya Ichibei (和泉屋市兵衛)

Another state of the above design

Title: Series of Beauties (Bijin sorôi, 美人そろうい)

Date: c. 1834

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Chôzô

 

NOTE: This is another aizuri-e.  Since the title appears on each sheet, these prints could be considered a series of single sheet prints.

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for these two panels with less text than the preceding “triptych”.  These prints were released in two different states, and one or both states must have consisted of more than three sheets. 

Title: Favorite Customs of the Present Day (Tôsei fûzoku , 当盛風俗好)

Description: Three beauties on the banks of the Sumida River

Date: c. 1832

Publisher: Izutsu-ya Shôkichi

 

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this image, which is also an aizuri-e triptych.

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this state without bokashi on horizon.

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I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this sheet from another state of the above design without any red.

A later chûban sized (about 10 by 7 inches; 25 by 18 centimeters) copy of the left panel of the previous triptych without a publisher’s seal

Title: A Parade of the Kenjin

Description: Aizuri-e of courtesans with rooftops in background (left sheet shows courtesan Nanahito (七人) and the center sheet shows Nanaoka (七岡), both of the Sugata-ebi house)

Date: c. 1835

Publisher: Yamaguchi-ya Tobei

 

I am grateful to Herman Schoenmakers for supplying an image of the center sheet.

Sheet from another state without a publisher’s seal and without light blue shading on the rooftops

Title: None

Description: Three beauties on the banks of the Sumida River with the Arima family mansion in Akabane in the background.  The banners of the Suitengu Shrine and Edo’s tallest fire tower on the hill are also shown.

Date: 1849-1852 (censors Hama and Magome)

Publisher: Maru-ya Seijirô

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I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this alternate state of the above design.

Series: Annual Festivals According to Months and Hours

Robinson: Not listed

Title:

Description: Beautiful women on a porch with hanging lanterns, one holding a towel, one pointing, and one looking at straw baskets

Date: 1847-52

Publisher: Ebi-ya Rinnosuke

Series: Annual Festivals According to Months and Hours

Robinson: Not listed

Title: Bustling crowds at the Torinomachi festival in the month of the rime at the hour of the monkey

Description:

Date: 1847-1848 (censors Hama and Kinugasa)

Publisher: Ebi-ya Rinnosuke

Title: Early Morning Mist on the Sumida River (隅田川之朝霧, Sumidagawa no asagiri)

Description: Three beautiful women beneath flowering cherry blossoms with a shoreline and water in the background

Date: 1847-1848 (censors Hama and Kinugasa)

Publisher: Enshû-ya Matabei

Series: Parody of the 36 Poets (Mitate Sanju Rokkusen)

Robinson: Not listed

Title: Shiohi Gaeri (?)

Description: Beauties returning home from gathering shells

Date: 1845

Publisher: Arita-ya Seimon

Title: Sudden Shower in the Summer Heat (暑中の夕立, Shochû no yûdachi,)

Description: Three beauties with umbrellas in the rain

Date: 1849-1851 (censors Fuku and Muramatsu)

Publisher: Hayashi-ya Shôgorô

Title: Fine Scenery of the Eastern Capital, Rainbow at Takanawa (東都風景高輪虹蜺, Tôto fûkei Takanawa niji)

Description:

Date: 1845

Publisher: Koga-ya Katsugorô

Title: Morning Mist at Komagata (Komagata no asagiri, 駒形の朝霧)

Description: Three beauties with misty background

Date: 1846 (censor Murata)

Publisher: Sano-ya Kihei

Reprint of the above design c. 1970s

Title: Evening on the Hacchôbori (Hacchô zutsumi yoru no kei, 八丁づつみ夜の景)

Description: Three women with red flowers and background in silhouette on the Hacchô Dike

Date: c. 1847-1852

Publisher: No seal

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this alternate state of the above design without a green foreground.

Title: An Outing at the Husband-and-Wife Rocks (Futamigaura no kôkei, 二見ヶ浦之光景)

Description: Beauties and children on the beach at Futamigaura

Date: 12th month of 1854

Publisher: Yamada-ya Shôjirô

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this alternate state of the above design with a blue title cartouche.

Title: Games of Spring

Description: Three beauties playing battledore (hago-ita)

Date: 1847-1852 (censors Mera and Murata)

Publisher: Yorozu-ya Kichibei

 

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this image

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Title: Cherry Blossoms in Full Bloom on the Banks of the Sumida River (隅田堤櫻見物之図) 

Description: Beauties enjoying the cherry blossoms

Date: 1856

Publisher: Nôshû-yaYasubei

 

 “Robinson” indicates listing in Kuniyoshi by Basil William Robinson, 1961, Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

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